Find out where to run for chocolate (what else is there to run for?), get spooked on a history tour, and kayak for color in the September | October Getaways column now online at Bethesda and Arlington magazines.
This Sperryville, Va BB&B (bed+breakfast+beer) makes for a good getaway any season—
Seven miles from the Thornton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park, Hopkins Ordinary Bed & Breakfast offers three B’s that keep guests returning: comfy beds, gourmet breakfasts and freshly brewed beer. Owners and hosts Sherri Fickel and Kevin Kraditor refurbished the 19th-century hotel, which they opened in 2005. In December 2014, they added a nano-brewery. Each of the five guest rooms includes a bathroom with a rainfall showerhead, a fireplace or woodstove, and direct access to a private porch. The inn also features communal wraparound porches with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A two-bedroom cottage with a kitchen sleeps five and is a good choice for those traveling with children or pets. Breakfast offerings include homemade muffins and breads (they make their own challah for French toast), fresh fruit, and egg dishes from frittatas to omelets. Salted oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat after a day of hiking. Guests receive a complimentary pint of craft beer in the cellar brewery Fridays through Sundays—or delivered to your porch any day. Rates range from $139 to $299 per night. 47 Main St., Sperryville, Virginia. For more information, visit www.hopkinsordinary.com or call 540-987-3383.